About

Arthur Crestani is a French photographer with a background in social sciences and urban planning. He lives in Paris and is a resident of Le 6B in Saint-Denis and La Capsule in Le Bourget. In 2021 he has been a recipient of a CNAP grant (National Center for the Arts) for documentary photography for his ongoing project Plaine de France.

Exhibitions

2021
  • Bad City Dreams, Belfast Photo Festival
  • Plaine de France, 2018-2021, Galerie Mariton, Saint-Ouen
  • Aranya, Chennai Photo Biennale, Roja Muttiah Research Library, Chennai, India
2020
  • Vigils, Jeune Création 69, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville
  • Quatre Iles, Théâtre des Treize Vents CDN de Montpellier
2019
  • The Quest for Our Next Concern, Fahad Alsaud Studio, Riyadh, Arabie Saoudite
  • Bad City Dreams, Poitiers Film Festival, TAP, Poitiers
  • Body Building, Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai, Emirats Arabes Unis
  • Rétrospective Archifoto, Les Halles du Scilt, Shiltigheim
  • Festival du Regard, Cergy-Pontoise, May 24 – July 14
  • Construire Le Territoire, Augures, laboratoire des nouvelles pratiques architecturales, Biennale d’Architecture et de Paysage d’Île-de-France, Versailles – May 5 -July 13
2018
  • Archifoto, Centre Culturel Français, Freiburg, Germany
  • Arthur Crestani X Léonard Martin, Galerie du CROUS, Paris
  • Festival Influences Indiennes, Beaucouzé, France
  • Design à la campagne by Papier Magazine, Centre Culturel Arcade, Château de Sainte Colombe en Auxois, France
  • Prix Dauphine pour l’Art Contemporain, Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France
  • Festival Circulation(s), Le Centquatre, Paris
2017
  • Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China
  • Visas de l’ANI, Ecole des Gobelins, Paris
  • Archifoto 2017, Parking Centre Historique Petite France, Strasbourg, France
  • Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme, Vendôme, France
  • Bad City Dreams, ENS Louis-Lumière, Saint-Denis, France
2016
  • Démantèlements, Centre d’Art Elephant Paname, Paris
  • City Limits, Le 6B, Saint-Denis, France

Awards & Grants

  • Grant for contemporary documentary photography, awarded by CNAP, 2021
  • Premier Plan Grant, Collège de Photographie du Grand Paris, 2019
  • Urbanautica Photo Awards 2018, Shortlisted
  • Bourse des Amis du Musée Albert-Kahn, Special Mention
  • Prix Dauphine pour l’Art Contemporain 2018, Prix du Public.
  • Archifoto 2017, winner.
  • Bourse du Talent 2017 – Portrait, runner-up.
  • Prix Mark Grosset 2017 – Documentaire, runner-up.

Publications

Articles & Interviews
Conferences
Selected Print features

British Journal of Photography (UK), Art Monthly (UK), Les Inrocks (Fr), De Volkskrant (NL), Télérama (Fr), Libération (Fr), Papier Magazine (Fr), Hindustan Times (India)

Book feature

“Arthur Crestani. Images contribute to the making of space” in Urbanautica Institute Awards 2019

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